Dr Rachel Chester

Dr Rachel Chester

Lecturer in Physiotherapy, University of East Anglia


Dr Rachel Chester is a Lecturer in Physiotherapy at the University of East Anglia, Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and Freelance Physiotherapist at Sportsphysio, UEA Sportspark.

Rachel has worked clinically since 1987, mainly in musculoskeletal practice. This has been primarily within the NHS, also privately and abroad. Rachel has published in a number of musculoskeletal areas. In more recent years, Rachel's clinical and research interests have focussed on the assessment and rehabilitation of people with upper limb problems, in particular shoulder pain.

In 2011, Rachel was awarded a prestigious NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship. Rachel led a prospective multicentre study of over 1000 patients with shoulder pain, to identify prognostic factors associated with the outcome of physiotherapy management